Thanks to all who helped to SELL OUT our "One last time" reunion show on 12-6-02. We had no idea that we still had that many fans THANK YOU-
SINCE WE'VE BEEN GONE-
Jesse Smith (drums/percussion) Formed and led the band "Anthony Lee" (Anthonylee.iuma.com) to venues all across the Northwest. Jesse is currently putting the final touches on his new band "Transfer of Souls."
Tony Abreu (Guitarist/Songwriter) Went on to do a record and an international tour with the band "Backseatgodz" (backseatgodz.squashradio.com). For the past two years Tony has auditioned over a hundred musicians to form "of another," due to hit the scene in Summer 2005.
The dream began on a small island in the Puget sound when junior high school students Brian Davis (vocals, guitar) and Tony Abreu (lead guitar) discovered the self-expression of music, and made it their ultimate goal. Teamed-up with other musicians their age, Brian and Tony performed wherever they could (school dances, open mic's, island festivals, etc.). Although practicing many hours a day, it was the addition of bassist Tim Crocker (also an islander) that added to the fire to push for something original, emotional and intense. By the ages of 16 the band members, tired of playing school dances and open mics, found a manager who could rig them into the 21+ scene and as far as they knew, were the youngest band to ever play the clubs in Seattle. After high school, Brian and Tony attended Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, flying home to play shows with the band every chance that they could. Upon graduation the band took Seattle by storm, even landing the opening slots for national acts such as Great White, Warrant and April Wine. Two days before Halloween '97, New Jersey native Jesse Smith replaced the original drummer, adding a stronger and heavier element to the band. After Two months of writing and fine- tuning the Saqqara machine, the band was complete. They hit the scene again with a new level of intensity. Saqqara became the most requested local band on KISW (Seattles #1 rock station) for three consecutive months, opened for many more national acts including Sebastian Bach, recorded a full length record with producer Jonathan Plum (Candle Box, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam) at London Bridge studios and began to pack out every performance. At a time when grunge had morphed into something it shouldn't have in the Seattle rock scene, Saqqara went against the grain and carved a hard and melodic niche in Seattle rock history.
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